Many homeowners will call out professionals to inspect their gutters when problems start to occur. However, what some homeowners don’t know is that they can monitor and look after their gutters by themselves to ensure that there isn’t any sudden and long lasting damage to their properties. Here are four ways to prevent potential damage to your gutters.
1. Cleaning Debris from the Gutter
When there is rain, the gutter will collect the rain spillage and channel it down to the ground through the downspout. This process can be interrupted if there is debris in the way of this happening, such as ingrown grass, stones and more. Clean the top of the gutter using a drainage rod, or light pressure washer to move debris about.
2. Cleaning Debris in The Waterspout
Cleaning the waterspout is just as important as cleaning the top of the gutter. Ensure there are no insects or anything else in the waterspout that may cause blockage.
3. Look For Any Cracks in the Gutter
One thing to look out for to prevent any long lasting damage is looking out for any cracks in your gutter or waterspout. This will help prevent any long lasting damage to your property which may cause water to burst in and around your property.
4. Clean Your Gutters Twice a Year
It is recommended to clean your own gutters at least twice a year to prevent any issues to your gutters and property. So be sure to get on some safety gloves, ladder and accessories and keep your gutters clean!
If you are still seeking further advice on gutters for your property, our friendly team will be happy to help, repair your gutters or to even install a new guttering system. We also provide a 15 to 30-year guarantee with our services, as standard. Find out more by calling us on 0116 332 9352 or fill out an online contact form.